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Airfix Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook, 1/72, 05030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$19   

Modern kit likely from the 1990s- not the original Airfix Chinook. This one is highly detailed for this scale with 152 parts. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one wheel half (of 8). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals for two countries and instructions.

Airfix Handley Page Halifax B.III, 1/72, 06008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$28   

Type Four box logo. Older but nice kit with 122 parts. Features movable control surfaces, elevating guns, rotating turrets, retracting landing gear, rotating props and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that two wheel halves are black and not gray like the rest of the parts. They are from an earlier issue of this same kit. This kit represents LV917-C, a Halifax operated by 158 Squadron (RAF Lissett) that completed 100 operational missions and survived the war. Only one other Halifax had more missions, 'LV917-E 'Friday the Thirteenth', also of 158.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$75   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Please note that the box has significant wear; ideal builder kit. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Aircraft Douglas SBD Dauntless, 1/48, H-8

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Solid wooden model from the 1930s. Features hardwood 3D machine carved fuselage, profile cut wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, excellent turned hardwood cowl, printwood prop, a sealed envelope of small parts and excellent plans that include 3 elevation drawings and many cross sections for templates. Never started and complete, even include factory packing tissue paper. This model is rare in that it is from Gordon Christoph's Aircraft Model Company. This company was founded in the early 1930s. Jack Mair, a former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. Mair continued with the same logo and 1/48 scale and went on to make one of the rarest and valuable 1/48 scale wooden kits ever - the Maircraft DC-3. The company went out of business just as production began on the DC-3, which was in 1947.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co P-61 Black Widow

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare kit from the 1940s. Solid wood display model has a 10 inch wingspan when built. Features profile cut fuselage, booms & wings, printwood props and other parts, fully formed wheels, sandpaper, CASCO glue envelope and very nicely done plans with template, rigging and even color notes. Never started and complete with all parts.

Comet Curtiss Robin - 22 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model Airplane, 3303-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

There are two versions of the Robin from Comet from this time period (1960s/70s) - this is the one with the larger 22 inch wingspan. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with quality, die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood, fully formed wheels, spars and wood stock as required, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, plastic prop, wood thrust button, decals, colored tissue and detailed, full-size plans and building instructions. Never started an complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Mosquito Boat PT-17 - (Patrol Torpedo Boat), 310

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$85   

Early 1940s kit from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company, which was founded in 1911. True scale kit measures just over 12 inches long when assembled. Features excellent, fully carved wooden hull with metal fittings, other factory-cut wood parts, two quality sheets of printwood, other wood stock as required (mainly dowels), sandpaper and plans. The plans are very highly detailed and well drawn and include top, side, back and front elevations, detailed construction sub-assembly drawings, hull templates, paint guide and text instructions also. Never started and complete. This kit represents a very early PT boat designed by Hubert Scott Paine with three 1350 HP engines and four torpedoes.

Pyro Blunderbus Pistol Pirate's Favorite Weapon, 1/1, G228-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$69   

First issue hardbox with great artwork and from the early 1960s. The original owner opened the box but carefully left the seal on the box top, so it is superb condition. The only flaw is a short crease on one long side - otherwise I would have graded it 'mint.' This is a full-size 15 inch long copy of the actual weapon. Molded in bronze/antique gold and a beautiful very dark swirl wood brown. The kit has never been started. The gold parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the brown parts have been inventoried complete with instructions. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model.

Monogram USS Hobby DD610 US Navy Destroyer, B2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$85   

Excellent builder. The box is worn but complete, and the kit inside is excellent. Rare early Monogram kit from 1945. This is Monogram's second military ship kit in a series of five - a battleship, carrier, cruiser and landing craft. The kit features a carved balsa hull, color decals, printwood in two sizes, metal life boats, cardstock and full size plans with complete instructions. I have seen this model built and it is a beautiful large-scale representation of the ship. Measures 16 inches long when built. The kit has never been started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans. Even includes the original sandpaper.

Revell Yamaha GR50 Mini Cafe Racer Motorcycle, 1/12, 7805

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Dated 1981. Big scale kit is nicely detailed for that time and molded in chrome plate, black, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires and flexible cable. The box shows the actual built kit. Features detailed engine and drivetrain, separately molded suspension and exhaust, spoke chrome wheels, fuel and brake lines, color decals and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Fokker DR-1 Triplane 'S' Issue, 1/28, H270-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

1957 first release with beautiful hardbox artwork with excellent color and gloss. Large scale, well detailed kit features detailed engine, removable cowling, fully detailed cockpit, movable prop, wheels & control stick, rigging material, complete rigging instructions and three crew members. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

SALE!! First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo only appeared for one year. In 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. The artwork is by Jim Cox. This kit was one of a very famous line of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits introduced by Aurora at this time. Due to the popularity, subjects were still being released into the 1960s. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

SALE!! First issue from 1957. This is the yellow-sided issue without the Parents' Magazine seal on the box art. Molded in the correct gloss light gray and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so some of these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business in '76.

Aurora Bristol F2B Brisfit - (F.2B), 1/48, 113-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

SALE! 1957 first issue. Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in the correct gloss olive green and black. Inside, the kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, 1/48, 114-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

SALE!! First issue dated 1957 with Jo Kotula art and the 'new' (that year) Famous Fighters oval logo with the sunburst inside. Molded in a wonderful gloss yellow and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Bristol F.2B Brisfit - (F-2B / F2B), 1/48, 113-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

SALE!! From 1963 with classic John Steel artwork. This is the second box art used with this kit. Note that this kit sports the 'outline' style logo on the top, which was new for 1963. The actual 1963 issue (this kit) also has 'Famous Fighters' in the border of all four oval logos located on the four box sides. Molded in the correct dark gloss green and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber - 'Parents Magazine' Seal Issue, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$89   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. This is the very rare edition with the big Parents' Magazine approval foil STICKER placed on the box at the factory. Please note that with this issue, the PM seal is not on the instructions yet. Box top displays very nice with above average color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags. However, it is only graded 'very good' because There is some creasing on the left (as shown in the photo). Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Cessna 310, 1/62, 283-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. 1963 issue from ex-Comet molds. Neatly molded with all recessed panel lines, rotating propellers, display stand and full pinstripe decals. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one tip tank half. The other three are present; you can use one as a master and cast one in resin (if you are good at that), or the kit can be built without the tip tanks, and 310s do exist without them (although it is unusual). Also missing one side clear window, which can be replaced with clear plastic stock as it is almost flat. Inventoried with all other parts present including decals and instructions. Aurora had started a line of inexpensive 29 cent kits in about 1957. The line was a success, and it was expanded. The line grew again when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, as most of Comet's line was very small scale kits, many of them civil aircraft like this one. It appears that Aurora was encouraged by the sale of the ex-Comet civil aircraft, as it expanded the line with it's own molds in the early 1960s.

William H Low Co Rumsey 'Big City' Hose Wagon Circa 1890 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, FH130

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$89   

Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished 'Big City' model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 13 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, fully finished fire extinguishers, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 list as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

William H Low Co 1800s Amoskeag Steamer (Steam Pumper) - Wilo Line Fire Truck, 1/24, FP7

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$115   

Very rare. Very highly prefabricated and detailed. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which included a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished steamer is 8 inches long. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Features plastic injection molded spoke wheels, completely precarved boiler, a vast number of other completely carved and cut large and small wooden parts, numerous completely carved smaller wooden parts, numerous cast metal fittings, working metal bell, hoses, metal stock as needed, sandpaper, complete instructions, a parts layout, photos of the actual steamer and the model under assembly and complete, full size plans. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 list as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.